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Holiday Hair 2011



When Studio 229 Hair Design and Spa thinks of Holiday Hair we think of the total package. We think of the hair cut, we think of the hair color and we think of glowing skin. We also think of a beautiful dress that wows those around you. Isn’t it nice to know that when you get ready for that holiday party that you are looking great? Well we here at Studio 229 are here to give you some simple tips to help the most everyday girl look her best for that up coming holiday event.

Lets start with the hair cut. If  it has been awhile since you have had a hair cut well ladies it is probably time to get a hair cut. We know that it is the season of giving but one must also give a little to themselves. Even if you plan to wear your hair up some of those ends will poke out and hopefully you will wear soft curls that will hang lose and some ends will hang down. A good hair cut is one of the most inexpensive ways to make your hair behave and to keep it looking it’s best. Lets take a look at a couple of holiday up dos:

All of these hair styles are soft and flirty. They are feminine. The girls dress’ are pretty and their skin is glowing. Lets look at some more pictures of the total package:

Kerry is for sure the total sexy beautiful package. These last two images have great accessories. This is great because it can take a simple up do and make it look formal or much more “done”.   Accessories  for your  hair can be purchased at any mall or department store. Putting your hair up can be easier than you think. If you start at the base of your neck and back comb your whole head of hair. Be patient and take small sections of hair. Curl your hair before you start. Hot rollers are the easiest method. Use lots of hair spray. Aerosol works the best because it drys the fastest. After you have your hair back combed use 3 imaginary sections; lower, middle and top. Begin to roll the lower section in a tight roll keeping it close to the nape of the neck and start to move upward toward the mid section incorporating that hair into your hands the clip and roll the hair into itself:

These pictures help you to get the idea. If your hair is long you can tuck, if your hair is shorter you will need to pin. You can leave some hair out on top for curls and pinning. Also, for a softer look than shown in these two photos pull some hair down from the bottom of the neck and put some barrel curls in with a curling iron. These photos are merely for an image of how to pull and twist your own hair. Here are some examples of what could be done after you have twisted your own holiday hair.

Holiday hair for 2011 is fun and flirty. It is bold and pretty. We at Studio 229 Hair Design and Spa hope that you have fun with all of your holiday parties and holiday hairstyles this season. We are always here to assist you. Whether you need your color touch-up or your hair cut we are here to give you glowing skin with our anti-aging facials and our glycolic peels and microdermabrasions. Check out our web site at

The Classic “Bob” Haircut

No matter what trend we wear or what hair style comes into fashion one that always stays hip is the classic bob haircut. There are many ways to wear the classic bob. One could wear the classic bob very short or long. One could put a lot of layers into the classic bob haircut or one could wear the bob all one length. The truth is that no matter how one chooses to wear a bob, at one time or another every female will probably have one. Therefore, it is a haircut very worthy of discussion. Normally one would start long and go shorter since you cannot put the hair back on but you can cut it shorter.  Lets start there. Here are some images of longer bobs.

Hmmm….bangs or no bangs. Most of these bob hair cuts are one length.  The only requirement is that the haircut is above the shoulder in the back of the head and that there is some swing to the hair cut. The hair can actually be far longer in the front. This is the now classic lob. Notice how the last image is even longer on one side. Lets look at some shorter bob haircuts:

Although one would not be able to get any of these bob haircuts into a pony tail they are a great haircut for easy styling. This haircut is also ideal for those who have fine hair.  Hair tends to look thicker when it is cut in this manner. If your hair is thick and you like the look of a bob haircut you may want to consider adding some layers. Here are some images of bobs with layers:

Adding layers also gives the hair more body or height. If you are considering a bob haircut and are still undecided about what length to go, whether to get bangs, or whether to have layers put in your bob give us a call at 206-322-6325 here at Studio 229 Hair Design in Seattle to book a consultation. Our designers will analyze your face shape and lifestyle to best determine what length and amount of layering  would be best suited to fit your unique style.

Studio 229 Hair Design and Spa is the best in Seattle

I am compelled to do some bragging today. There has been so many clients leaving Studio 229 Hair Design with hair styles and hair colors that are on the cutting edge of the fashion trends of our industry that it is hard to fathom. First, let me tell you a little about our establishment. We were founded in 1990 by this really cool chick named De Anna. 

 We are located in the vibrant and eclectic city center of Broadway on Capitol Hill. In the past 20 years we have experienced many changes and improvements. Being so close to all of the happenings, we have always been able to keep up with the latest trends and over the last 20 years there has been many of them. We are known for our ability to think outside the box when it comes to expert hair color; for our innovative and creative hair cuts; for our attention to detail when it comes to customer service. What sets us apart from other salons is our passion for what we do. We do not mind coming in early, leaving late, going out to pay for your parking just to name a couple of things.  We often go out for drinks with each other only to talk about how excited we are about something we did that day or to brain storm a hair color that is coming in the next day. Simply put: the hair designers love hair and the skin specialist love skin. We live eat and breath to create, design and innovate.  We strive to be our best. In all the 20 years I have been at Studio 229 Hair design, my best staff is right now. Let me introduce you:

luis This is Luis. He formally worked at 7. He brings several years of advanced training and an edgy style to Studio 229. He specializes in balancing hair cuts to your face shape and enhancing natural hair color tones.  Luis loves matching hair color to one’s skin and eye color. He is friendly, stoic and charming.

MarissaThis is Marissa. Formerly from New York, Vegas and L.A. She brings pure innovation, expertise and style to Studio 229  Hair Design and Spa. Marissa has several years of advanced training and experience. She specializes in multi-dimensional hair color and personalized hair cuts with modern shapes and natural movement. Marissa has a delightful demeanour and knows how to add  those special touches that define customer service.

 Trina McKinstryThis is Trina. Formerly the lead esthetician of a 5 star resort. Trina brings a passion for skin care with her attention to healthy lifestyle as an overall regimen for skin, life and mind. Trina has always stood apart from her peers paying special attention and striving for excellence. She specializes in Microderm treatments and Chemical Peels. Trina has a contagious smile, a sensuous touch and a heart of gold.

These are the three main staff members besides myself. It is hard to write about yourself though. I will add a link to myself. The other people that you see on the web  site are part time employees.

Studio 229 Hair Design and Spa employees strive to keep up on the newest techniques and innovations in the industry.  We are constantly persuing education opportunities and striving to improve. Our philosphy is that there is always room to grow, and learn at work and in life. I am very proud of the growth that my staff has achieved. May they stay humble in their future innovation.

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